2,100 Kilos of Lidocaine Seized and Six People Detained in Paraguay

By Dialogo
June 07, 2011

Paraguayan anti-narcotics agents seized 2,100 kilos of lidocaine, a drug used to adulterate cocaine, in the Vallemí area, in the department of Concepción, four hundred kilometers north of Asunción, the local authorities announced.

The drug was found in eighty barrels on board a vessel crewed by two Bolivian citizens, three Brazilians, and one Paraguayan, who were detained and turned over to the local public prosecutor’s office.

The seizure took place following an operation carried out by Paraguayan military personnel in that area, on the border with Brazil.